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The Black Olive

308 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
+64 9-407 9693
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“pizza” (111 reviews)
“lamb shank” (11 reviews)
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New Zealand, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
308 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
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Reviewed today

If I want to go upmarket for dinner then this is the place to go. Their pizzas are gorgeous and the menu has a great range of local food on offer. It is very popular for takeways with the locals which must be a great...More

Thank NeilMarshall2267
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at the Black Olive and had Pizza which was very good and a reasonable price. The atmosphere was good too. Lots of choice of other food as well.

Thank Pamela528977
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We went here for dinner. The menu is quite extensive. With lip smacking sounding dishes from pizza to pasta to steak and more, we struggled to make a decision. That said we settled on a seafood platter for two and just because we thought we...More

Thank justright18
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Dined with my daughter and wife, we had three small pizzas which was plenty. The pizzas were lovely, staff attentive and friendly. Great to see craft beer on the drinks list and wine list was excellent too. Will come again.

Thank RTL-Kiwi
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

A lovely place not far from the centre of town.It was a cold not get but lovely and warm inside.A great outside area for warmer days .Very attentive wait staff.The lamb shanks and scotch fillet were both mouth watering, full of flavour and cooked to...More

Thank a f
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Came here a couple of times during a weeks visit for work. Both visits had about 6 people & everyone was happy with what the had. I shared a seafood platter & it was very good. Other food comments about the salmon. Service was good,...More

Thank G00nerNZ
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

The Blackolive had many choices on the menu and we enjoyed scotch fillet which was cooked just as we wanted. Very generous size Excellent staff. good value for money

Thank Rae C
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Our family of 5 came to black olive for dinner. I questioned the young girl why the prices on the menu were not the same as the website. She advised the menu in the restraunt is the one up to date. It is illegal to...More

1  Thank JJ R
Reviewed 15 April 2018

My wife and I had a nice dinner here after it was suggested by our local hotel owner. The seating is limited so there may be a bit of a wait.

Thank John N
Reviewed 14 April 2018

The food here is absolutely amazing! It is so tasty, the staff are friendly, the menu is extensive. It does takeaways. Really great ambience. The best place to eat in Kerikeri by far! Plenty of options for vegetarians.

1  Thank tasha_moynahan
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I also dined at this restaurant last night and came here to post a glowing review for the staff and meals we all received last night. So I beg to differ with Ms Hannam21 and find this review quite disturbing and dillusional. I was dining near these customers who were all clearly drinking alcoholic beverages. We were dining at a large table and a member of our group even approached the owners out of concern should they need our support in dealing with you and your group. You spoke rudely, you demanded, you did not listen clearly to what the staff were informing you and continued to harass all staff when they tried to clarify things. I could see the wrist bands on your hands indicating you had all been to the Paihia food and wine festival which indicates, as well as your behaviour that you had previously consumed alcohol before coming out to this restaurant. There was also one member of your group who was persistently up and down at the bar harassing the staff. And young lady for someone who does not post reviews I have just read the many you have left here and they are ALL complaints for other places...... so perhaps you just dine at home in the future. Thank you Black Olive for an awesome evening...we will be back!!!!
25 October 2015|
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Response from jeminae | Property representative |
Thank you so much for your feed back. I am sorry you were subjected to the unpleasant behaviour from these customers. The festivals in Northland are great but unfortunately we then have to deal with the odd unsavoury... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
New Zealand, Vegan Options
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
  • Phone Number: +64 9-407 9693
  • E-mail
Family friendly funky atmosphere relaxed and friendly, great food and great prices. Takeaway and dine in Open 7 days from December until March Closed 24th, 25th, 26th December 1st January 6th February Good Friday
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